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    Shop in Boston

    Do you know a shop in Boston where to buy films and photographic material used?

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    there are a few of them, some smaller than others
    one great one is just outside of boston in WALTHAM MA. its called E PHILIP LEVINE
    http://www.eplevine.com/

    another is also outside of boston in MELROSE, MA
    its called HUNT PHOTO
    http://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/

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    Also, Calumet has reopened its Boston Store (actually Cambridge, but it's all the same to a visitor) It's a short walk from the Lechmere stop on the Green Line, if you're on public transport. I'm partial to E.P. Levine, however, just like jnanian... nice folks.

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    I would second the suggestion for Calumet -they have a decent selection of traditional photography materials.
    When I lived in the area I would go to Zeff in Belmont, but I think that they are no longer there or to Newtonville Camera in Newton who were also good.

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    LOL i can't believe i forgot calumet
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    check them out too !!!

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    By "Boston" do you mean in the city proper and/or very convenient to downtown? Then Calumet in Cambridge is it, probably. They have one small case of film now and a smattering of used equipment. The Hunt branch in Harvard Sq has very little film left; I haven't been by the branch in Kenmore Sq in a while. The mother ship in Melrose is a long subway ride + walk away. EP Levine has some film and generally a large amount of used equipment but is a long way from downtown and very inconvenient to get to if you don't have a car. The pricing on their used gear is wildly uneven, and they'll sometimes let things sit for a very long time without adjusting to market. Some of it is on consignment. Newtonville Camera still has film and also some used equipment, which is overwhelmingly 35mm; they're also far from downtown and inconvenient to get to via public transport.

    Likely not relevant to someone visiting from Italy, but with the possible exception of Hunt in Melrose, where I haven't been for a while, all of these are down to a pathetically small selection of darkroom consumables. Newtonville was the least bad last time I looked, but they were shrinking fast, so I wouldn't hazard a guess as to what you'd find there today.

    < sigh >
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    < sigh >


    i walked by ye olde ferranti dege shoppe in haaavaaad square on saturday
    and it's been gone for a long time ( since 2006 ) .. it was a film-fixture.
    so if your in cantabrigia don't bother looking for film or cameras or anything there ...

    < sigh > x2

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    i walked by ye olde ferranti dege shoppe in haaavaaad square on saturday
    and it's been gone for a long time ( since 2006 ) .. it was a film-fixture.
    so if your in cantabrigia don't bother looking for film or cameras or anything there ...

    < sigh > x2
    Yeah, I used to walk by whenever I was in Harvard Sq just to see what goodies were in the window.

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    I miss Ferranti Dege in Harvard Square... you could smell the fixer from their lab as you walked by the shop. The old Hunt Drug in Melrose was a good place too.

    Bromfield Camera on Bromfield St. has some used film equipment, but they sell it mostly on eBay these days. I second the suggestions for Calumet, Cambridge or EP Levine out in Waltham.
    Last edited by jimrohrer; 05-24-2013 at 09:30 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Well ... Thank you. I was thinking of buying film in Boston but maybe it's better if I take it in Italy, I would not run out of film during my trip to New England

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